What's with WBZ this morning?
Sat Aug 7 10:59:28 EDT 2010
Where I live (Arlington Heights near the Lexington line, just north of
Route 2), there is no discernible difference in signal strength when
WBZ uses its auxiliary 10-kW ND transmitter at 1170 Solders' Field Rd
or the main 50 kW DA-1 Tx in Hull. But I can tell you that, last
evening, during some thunder storms, I wondered whether they were
switching between the main and auxilary rigs. The carrier would drop
completely for a few seconds and then the signal would return. This
happened several times. I wondered whether, if I lived somewhere where
the main and auxiliary signals were not so close to equal in strength,
I would be aware that they were indeed switching between transmitters.
I believe they were, but I can't prove it.
Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Subject: What's with WBZ this morning?
>I live near Blue Hill, Maine, where normally WBZ's killer signal
>comes in as though the transmitter were next door. I just tuned in
>to listen to the news and I can hardly pick up the station this
>morning --- it's faint and distant. All the other Boston area
>signals are coming as well as usual. Does anyone know what's up?
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